6 Conditions that Feel Like Depression or Anxiety but Aren’t
1. Vitamin D Deficiency
Research shows that low levels of vitamin D corresponds to depression. Dr. Mayfield can check your levels of Vitamin D. She uses only certified Vitamin D3 with accompanying Vitamin K2, which allows for maximum appropriate absorption.
A sluggish thyroid is often mistaken for depression. You feel exhausted, worthless, irritable, and incapable of making a decision. Dr. Mayfield can evaluate your thyroid thoroughly, along with supportive adrenal responses, to see if you need natural thyroid help.
3. Low Blood Sugar
Some people are more prone to blood sugar “crashes”; when your body suddenly feels faint, irritable, and moody. Having blood sugar fluctuations every day can make you believe you are depressed, when really you need to evaluate your diet and GI tract.
Irritability, forgetfulness, sadness and lethargy are common symptoms of dehydration. If you wait to drink until you are thirsty, it’s too late. Your body is already dehydrated at that point. Sipping water all day long is the key to proper hydration. You should be drinking ½ your body weight in ounces of water daily.
5. Food Intolerances
Certain foods can trigger inflammation in our bodies, and each person has different triggers. While some people might have dramatic responses to allergies, other people get sad and anxious. Dr. Mayfield offers panels to uncover hidden food allergies that can trigger low moods or anxiety.
6. Caffeine Withdrawal
What goes up must come down.That high you get after a cup of coffee isn’t without its consequences. You just don’t associate the anxiety and depression you feel three hours later with that coffee you had earlier. For those who are chemically sensitive to all amphetamine-like substances that raise dopamine levels, the subsequent “down” translates to tears, shaking, panic attacks, and worse.